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Of Shipping on
Waysjn U. S.
Amouiit of Tonnage Being
Constructed Nearly Equals
That of Entire Country
at Outbreak of the War
All Private Contracts
Government Orders Dwin
dled and Low Exchange
Cut Off Foreign Contracts
The Atlantic Coast Shipbuilders' As?
sociation, in a statement issued yester?
day, said that almost 1,000,000 gross i
tons of steel steamships, not including j
those being built for the, Shipping
Board, are now uruler construction iri i
the shipyards of the United States.
The tonnago actually being con- j
structed on the order of private enter
prises, according to the statement, is
almost equal in volume to the entire
seagoing shipping of the country at the
outbreak of the war nnd "is seven times
as great as the ship construction of all
typos under wav in this country at the
beginning of hostiiities."
The statement reads:
"For months past shipbuilding to
government order has been steadily
dwindling, and these months have been
crucial ones for the Ameriean ship?
yards. With the ichaotic condition of
foreign exchange, rendering it practi?
cally impossible to secure orders from
foreign sources, Ameriean yards have
faced the necessity of obtaining con?
tracts from private entcrprise at homc
<>r ceasing to operate, as Shipping
Board orders were complcted. canccled
"The seriousness of the situation was
accentuated by t,he fact that the gov
crnrrR'nt had upon its hands millions of
tons of complcted vessels. for which it
was seeking purchasers on easy terms
an additional element of competition
for the shipyards to -?ace.
"Under these circumstances it is in- ,
tercsting to note that the private con?
struction of steel steamships now un?
der way is practically equal to the full
decrease in the work of a similar type
for the Shipping Board. ln other
words, the yards so far have been able
to replace with private orders the
shrinkage caused by the completion of
government steel contracts, and if this
can be kopt up the future of Ameriean
shipbuilding on its present bt;sis iy as
"Summaries prepared from tho of
i;cial records of the Ameriean Bureau
of Shipping and Lloyd's Register, the
leading eassification societies, show
continued progress in the amount of
tonnago being built. In the last month
the ga;:i has amounted to nearly 17.".
noo gross tons and since last September
to more than 625,000 tons. How steady
the increase has been is shown by the
total under constrUction for the )ast
four months, as follows:
October ...;. 847,843
November .,. 550,714
Deopmber .'. 805447
January . 977,488
Distribution of Tonnage
"In the amount of tonnage being con
structed the Federal Shipbuilding Com?
pany lends the way with thirty-ftve vea
sels of 208.276 grosa tons, compoaed of
twenty-six frcightors aggregating 156,
276 tons, five tankers total ing 50,000
tons, and four bargea of 2,000 tons
total. The Bethlehcm Shipbuilding
Corporation follows with twenty-four
vessels of 184,888 tons, of? which twen
ty-three are tankers of an aggregate of
177.738 tons and one an ore carrier of
7,150 tons. The Sun Shipbuilding Com?
pany has under way thirteen tanksrs
of 91,017 tons and a freighter of 7,700
"Thc largest amount of freighter ton?
nage being built for one concern con
sists of twentv vessels, aggregating
1:20,000 tons, for'the United States Steel
"Kspecially gratifying is tho con?
tinued increase in thc number of yards
engaged on private contracts. In Octo-'
ber these totaled twenty-seven, in No?
vember thirty-one and in December
thirty-eight. For January the figuro
has risen to forty-three."
Flu Wanrs in Chicago;
Death Roll Also Falls
Offioials Oieereu1 by Decrease in
Number of Victims Over
CHICAGO, Feb. 1.?N'cw cases of in?
fluenza and pneumonia and deaths from
the diseases in the last twenty-four
hours showed a sharp decline from Sat?
urday. and Health Department officials
announced to-night that the outlook
Influenza cases reported to-day num?
bered 691, against 860 Saturday, and
pneumonia cases decreased from 352 to
246. Influenza caused ninety-eight
deaths, as compared with 122 yesterday,
and seventy-five persons died of pneu?
monia, a decrease of ten from the pre
White Alumni Association
To Give Banquet February 1 _
The George White Alumni Associa?
tion, composed of former pupils of
George White at Public School 70, or
at other of the schools in this city
where he taught fur fifty-three years.
will give a dinner in Mr. White's honor
at tiie Hotel Savoy February 14. The
association was formed twenty-five
years ago aml held annual dinners un?
til the United States entered the war,
since when they have beeit dispensed
with until this year. Mr. White is
oighty tour years old.
Among his former pupils who expect
to attend the dinner are Judge Joseph
F. Mulqucen, of General Sessions;
Supreme Court Justice Bartow S.
Week.-; Magistrate Cornclius lluth,
Mark Eisner, former Collector of In
ternal Reyenue; Kabhi Joseph Silver
man, John !?'. O'Rourkc anct Henry G.
Mark Is Smik
So Low It Won't
Berlin Merchants Refuse to
Deal With Amer ican s Who
Offer German Money in
Payment for Diamonds
Gloomy Feeling Prevails
"World Spceding, Unawares,
Into Chaos," the "Frank
furfer Zeitung" Says
New York Tribunr
Special Cablo Service
(Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.)
BERLIN, Feb. 1. -German currency
has deprcciated to such a low point
that some merchants have begun to
refuse to take it. Amerieans here have
had such experiences with jewelers on
Unter den Linden and other principal
streets. The Amerieans planncd to
make a profit by converting their dol?
lars into marks at the present rates
and Buying diamonds here to take back
ro Ameriea. The woutd-bc buyers,
however, met with flat rcfusals evcry
Kvhere. The jewelers refused to ac?
cept marks for diamonds or other
Although the value of tho mark has
improved within the last two days,
bankers continue to regard the situa?
tion as cxtremely dangerous for Ger?
many becnusa it has become well nigh
impossible for Germans to import for?
eign raw materials and foodstuffs.
It is understood that the so-callcd
Valuta Commission, which is deliberat
ihg on the situation in search of a
remedy, soon will propose that an in?
ternational financial congress be called.
The commission already has worked
out a plan which it is believed will
permit. immediate action by the na?
tions in concert.
Berlin's chief bankers continue to
prognosticate only the gloomiest and
; most dismal developments for the
future not only in Germany but
j throughout eastern and southeastern
Europe. "The Frankfurter Zeitung"
to-day says: "The world is speeding
j unawares, into chaos."
| BERLIN, Feb. l (By The Associated
Press).?Commenting on reports that
] the German nation is planning to stop
j paying interest on national, war and
state loans, the "Loknl Anzeiger" ex
cus"s the Independent Socialists ol' be
I ing the "wirepullers" who are re?
sponsihle. It says these rumors are
an attempt. to frighten the general
public and come as a sequel to the
failure two weeks ago of an intend d
"Canccllation of interest on loai s "
the newspaper says, "would cause' th'c
1 collapse of the nation and the com?
plete ruin of the German people.
Despite the fearful financial situation
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dence to report s about the stoppn-re of
PARIS, Feb. 1.?Proposala by Fred
onck Francois-Maraal, Ministor of Fi
nnnce, for an international conference
on the exchnnsje situation has been ap- :
proved in principle by the Council of \
Millerand to Continue
"Tiger's" Fiume Policy
Premier Declared Ready to
Carry Out Plan Agreed
On With Britain
PARIS, Feb. 1,? The French govern?
ment l.as not changed in any way its
attitude on tbe Adriatic ' question
adopted in conformity with the deci
sions of the Supreme Council January
29, it is declared in the best author
ized circles here. The French delega
tion's decision was taken after the re
ceipt of the note from Signor Nitti, the
Italian Premier, and was in full agree?
ment with him.
lt wa- added to-day that M. Mille?
rand, the French Premier, stands
ready to carry out the understanding
ugreed upon by the French and British
governments. \V h i! o abstaining from
any initiativo in the matter, M. Mille?
rand is welcoming any suggestion from
Rome and Belgrade in the interest of
a prompt so'lulion of tho Adriatic
ROME, Feb. 1.- In an cditorial deal?
ing with the Jugo-Slav answer to the
ultimatum of the Supreme Council of
the peace conference, the "Giornale
"We will see whether Ameriea will
take upon herself responsibility for dc
laying peace, for the Adriatic question
has became devoid of uny importance
since sovercignty over the state ol*
Fiume has been excluded from ;!.
President Wilson showed he was sid
ing with Jugo-Slavia, but now he does
not have a majority with him, and
his verdict would not ho ratifled by
public opinion in his country or in
Belief i.; expressed by the "Tribuna"
thal Jugo Slavia cannot appeal to
Ameriea because tiie proposed com
promise was prcscnted by the Allies
without participation by the*United
States. 1' says this was "due to thi
defeat of President Wilson in his own
country and the virtual withdrawal oi'
Ameriea from the peace conference."
65 Freneh Deputies Back
Bill for Full Sex Equalit;
iVleasure Provides That All F
ture Laws Shall Affeel
Human Beings Alike
PARIS, Feb. 1. Jules Guesde, M
ceti ran S. acialist leader, backed
..?-.:*, five members of the Chamber o
Deputies, has introduced a bill in th
Chamber which would give wome
civil, political and ecomonic equali
with men. Three clauses of the bi
1'iiv; All registered dispositior.s
establishing the inferiority of women
compared with men are hereby sup
Second Women are admitted t"
benefit by all laws which hitherto have
applied only to men.
Third All future laws will affect the
human being without distinction of sex.
"The Excelsior" to-day print; inter
views with s:x prominent deputies of
various groups in the Chamber, all of
whom are in favor of the bill,
"The World." said M. Guesde to-day,
"has scarcely awakened from the bloody
nightmare into which the errors of so?
ciety, aa it is now constituted, plunged
.t. The social reform which must fol?
low can never be realixed without
the close collaboration of all human
Tailor's Parrot Proves
Per feet Burglar Alarm
Eight Times Polly's <ries
Frighlen Away Thieves From
Pearl Street Home
Sam Sherman's parrot, for the eight li
time, frustrated an attempt to roti
Sam'a tailor shi i> and living quarters,
at 391 Pearl Street, la I night.
The Sherrii:.:i family's dining room is
on the ground floor behind the shop,
while the other living rooms are on
the floor above, where the parrot's cage
Last evening Sam, Mr?.. Sherman and
their daughter Celia, twenty years
old, were just sitting down to supper
when they heard a scries of piercing
shrieks ?rom Polly. They rushed out,
Celia in the lead, and discovered :-.
young man fleeing from the hallway.
Celia gave chase and overtook him af?
ter two blocks, hanging on until De
tectives Rowan and Riley, of the Oak
Street station, came to her assistancc.
The prisoner was taken to Police
Headquarters. He described himself
as Frank Fabelo, twenty-two years old,
with no fixed abode. The detectives
say a jimmy was found on him and
that it. fltted into newly made dents in
Sherman's door jamb.
Seven burglars who preceded last
night's intruder in trying to break into
tiie Sherman home have been scared
away by Polly's outcries, the tailor
told the poliee.
Thrce-Ccnt Envelopes to Go
l . S. Authorizes Sale at Present
Letter Postage Hate
WASniNGTON, Feb. l.?On account
of the prevailin ? paper shortage as well
as fur the sake of cconomy the Post?
office Department has authorized the
sale, after special cancellation, of all
unsold three-ccnt stamped envelopes
for use at the present letter postage
With the restoration of two-cent
postage ii large unused supply of three
cent envelopes was left on the hands
of the postmasters and, as the demand
for new envelopes was greater than the
available supply, it was decided to con
vert the three-cent envelopes by a can
celing process in a form to meet pres?
Rabbi's Faith Brings Death
Benumbed, Tries to Light Fire
as Sabbath Ends, and Burns
Because he held firmly to the tenets
of his religion, Rabbi Harris Rothen
berg died yesterday in Kings County
Hospital from burns received in his
home, 6G0 Xew Jersey Avenue. Brook?
lyn, Saturday night. His daughter,
Mrs. Solomon Levinson, 609 Vermont
Street, Brooklyn, said her father being
an orthodox Jew would make no fire
in his house until the Sabbath was
Accordingly all day long he endured
the bitter cold, until the sun set and
the Jewish Day of Rest was over. Then
be attempted to build a fire, but his
hands were numb and he shuddered in
the grip of a chill. tn some mapner he
poured kerosene over himself and
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